Remember that one time I received my first ever RACK and said that I would return the favor by giving back in my own way? Well I did it. So without much ado, let’s take it back to the day before Christmas 2013… Because if I don’t blog about it, then it never officially happened :)
Location: Capital Area Food Bank
Group: Me, Charles and my girlfriends, Kiara & Lmya
Mission: To sort through as much of the donated goods as we could. The goods would then be sent later on that day to Capital Area Food Bank’s 285 food partner agencies (including DC Central Kitchen) right on time for the agencies to then prepare and distribute Christmas dinners or food packages out to communities suffering from poverty and coinciding hunger issues.
One last thought before I close out this post… The volunteer manager mentioned that they get the highest amount of volunteers during the winter holiday season. Unfortunately, this also means that they have their lowest number of volunteers during the Spring, Summer and Fall season which unfortunately makes total sense. I mean look at me. I volunteered because the season of giving had inspired me and I wanted to give back. But after the volunteer manager’s words, I realized that it’s even more important to volunteer when the “season of giving” is over. After much reflection I really want to make an effort to give back through out the year, whether it means volunteering with a local org or using this blog as a platform to promote a cause I believe in… Knowing that I’m helping to make a difference (regardless of how little or big) is all that matters.
With that said, I have a few projects in the works and I hope you’ll be open to reading about (and maybe even supporting) some of the causes that will be finding their way onto this blog in the future… Because giving back is more than just about me. Giving back is an “US” thing and I kinda think that together we can make a difference :)
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